ESI—Electronically Stored Information. FRCivP now requires an early conference among attorneys to discuss and plan discovery, including ESI.
The Internet and ESI makes discovery easier, but also increases the volume of…more
Many people, journalists, and judges use language loosely, contributing confusion rather than precise precedent and clear communication. Prominent are the malapropisms of intellectual property: confusion among patent, trademark,…more
Many once arcane intellectual property (IP) procedures are now accessible to lay businesspersons and citizens. The Internet provides instruction for almost everything, sometimes accurately. Widespread use of personal computers…more
t was a dark and stormy night when the dame appeared in the doorway of Mark Trade,TM intellectual property investigator. Initial research by Guy Noir indicated there might have been a death under suspicious circumstances, but…more
Confusion, deception, and mistake are generally unlawful in marketing campaigns. 14 USC § 1125 (a) [Lanham Act § 43(a)]. Yet confusion, deception, and mistake are typically lawful in political campaigns. At the…more
Our schools and colleges face enlarging potholes on the information superhighway because of antiquated intellectual property policies in academia. Many academic institutions have no explicit intellectual property policy; others…more
Floating in the mid-Pacific, the record-breaking Academy Award-winning film enlightens the dark deck of the cruise ship. Door prize merchandise multiplies the festive merriment--Tshirts, sunglasses, and towels all displaying the…more
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